Tuesday, July 30, 2013

19 Weeks

How far along?  19 weeks
Maternity clothes? Wearing them and loving it!

Sleep:  I have been SUPER tired!! It's been a big nap week for sure
Best moment this week:  Lots of quality time with Jacob :) We've had a bunch of little dates this week, it's just been a blast.  Other best moment of the week: when baby Bennett got to come home from the hospital...for the second time.  For anyone who doesn't know, our friends the Hobbs had quite a scare this week with their newborn...luckily, there was a happy ending and it was such a great example of the power of prayer! Only read this story if you are ready to cry.  

Miss Anything?  Cookie dough BUT my sister gave me a recipe for eggless cookie dough a.k.a. safe for preggos!  Best. Discovery. Ever.
Movement: A couple little flutters.  I have to be focusing really hard though

Food cravings:  Hmm...I think I've been craving free this week.  I've just been absolutely STARVING!  What's that?  People don't usually eat a huge breakfast at 9 a.m. and then are ready for lunch at 9:30?  That's strange, because that pretty much describes my life these days
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I got a little car sick and had some trouble being around the turkey meat cooking in our kitchen, but other than that have been feeling great
Have you started to show yet:  Yes
Gender: Girl...how cute is this headband??  They have a Bears one too.  I die.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy, but I did cry when I saw the Catching Fire trailer.  Random.
Looking forward to: All the fun things we're going to do with the visiting Marcottes this week!!  

Thursday, July 25, 2013

18 Weeks

Happy Christmas in July!!

How far along? 18 weeks!  Baby is the size of a....pickle?? Sweet potato?? Come on, baby apps...could you have picked produce that varies any more in size?? Well anyway, my baby is about 5.6 inches long
Maternity clothes? Maternity clothes, a.k.a. yoga pants and stretchy shirts? Yup.

Sleep:  Marvelously, thanks to my body pillow
Best moment this week: Going to Austin to meet little baby Bennett!!! He is SO precious! If THAT didn't get me excited to have Baby J, then I don't know what will

Miss Anything?  We went to a barbecue with some friends...Jacob had a lot of fun picking a fancy beer to bring...and I had fun picking out a sparkling water haha.  I'll admit, I was a little sad at first.  We always have fun trying new things, but when I got to have a fancy drink in a bottle too, it made me feel much better
Movement: I don't think so.  I did have some abdominal cramping though which (as I explained to the lady on the Poison Control hotline) was probably either from being bitten by a black widow spider or because I ate a FiberOne bar.  She's pretty sure I'm fine.  True story, friends.

Food cravings:  Milk!  I can't get enough.  Oh...I also ate a good quarter of a brownie pan, forgot about it, blamed Jacob for eating so many brownies, and then felt like a huge idiot when he reminded me that I was actually the one who ate them.  Supposedly I even made comments every time I went up to the brownie pan like, "Man, these brownies are good!" and "These brownies are trouble!" and "I can't stop eating these brownies!" Whoops...baby brain?
Anything making you queasy or sick: Thankfully, NO!  I think I'm done with this phase...I can even look at my phone for about 5 seconds in the car (passenger side, obvi) without feeling sick.  It's a miracle
Have you started to show yet:  Yes
Gender: Girl, which is PERFECT because now she can marry the royal baby and be a princess someday!
#thingsidon'tREALLYwantmydaughtertoaspiretobe  #butseriouslythatwouldbekindofawesome

Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off.  I've been called out at LEAST 4 times for wearing a different (plastic) ring by my friends!  Kudos on your observational skills, ladies!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy! :)
Looking forward to: Luke, Jill, and Gina coming to visit!!!  Come on guys, just move down here already!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

17 Weeks

Best. Week. Ever.  Ok so, I was wrong about finding out the gender at my 16 week appointment. Bummer.  So I made my 20 week appointment and an appointment with the sonogramist and was resigned not to know the gender of our baby for another month.  Double bummer.  BUT THEN we went to Austin to visit our friends up there and Christina randomly gives me a coupon she got in the mail for a gender reveal ultrasound. Um, yes please.  So Jacob and I talked about it, decided that we wanted to find out sooner than later, made a last minute appointment, and that was that!  So without further ado...

How far along? 17 weeks...baby is the size of a turnip! (which I had to google because I have no idea what it actually is)
Total weight gain: 10 pounds!  I almost fainted when I found out (just kidding) but my doctor says I'm still within the normal limits.  Still it sounds like a lot...in my defense, I was on vacation for 3 weeks and ate a lot of deep dish pizza and pasta because how can you not carbo-load when you're in Chicago for such a short time??  I blame those Italians and their delicious delicious food. Oh...who am I kidding.  We all know I don't regret a single bite

Maternity clothes? Just the usual.  Man, I love having an excuse not to wear jeans for the rest of the year
Sleep:  Pretty normal.  I bought a body pillow this week...it's super fuzzy and comfortable and wonderful.  We're in love
Best moment this week:  Finding out that Baby J is a girl!!! I'm so excited to start calling my baby "she" and looking up super cute headbands and dresses online!  Also, during the ultrasound, we saw Baby J lift her little thumb and put it in her mouth. I almost died of cuteness

Miss Anything?  Sushi!  Shopping at HEB, getting offered a free piece of sushi, and having to turn it down is potentially the most torturous thing ever.
Movement: Maybe...I think I can I feel things every now and then but who knows
Food cravings: Fruit, milk, meat...it all tastes so good!!  I even like bananas these days, who am I??
Anything making you queasy or sick:  I haven't felt sick at ALL this week, which is awesome!!
Have you started to show yet:  Yes

Gender Prediction: Girl...and I was right!! :) Jacob is already putting together a game plan for teaching her how to play basketball.  I think he's hoping she'll get those tall genes in my family that magically skipped over me
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off.  To be fair, it's always been a little tight...
Happy or Moody most of the time:  So happy!!
Looking forward to: Jacob planned a date for this weekend to drive down to South Padre and see a baby sea turtle release! I'm super excited

Friday, July 12, 2013

16 Weeks

How great was this week??  Jacob and I celebrated our second anniversary...it was so fun reflecting on our wedding and our marriage for the past year...and looking forward to imagine how different our next anniversary is going to be!!  Plus, celebrating your anniversary in Captiva, Florida, waking up early for some shelling, playing in the ocean, and having dinner at a nice restaurant with a view of the Gulf is pretty much tops!

Our new wall picture!
Just looking at that picture, makes me wish we could go back!!! BUT now that we're home I have full access to my chalkboard again. The Beautiful Mess app did do the trick while I was traveling, but I had a LOT of fun breaking out my chalk today (even if I did just do middle school style bubble letters!) 

How far along? 16 weeks
Maternity clothes? Stretchy pants galore!

Sleep:  It has been all over the place!  I've been waking up at random times in the night and super early in the morning, but the good news is that I can take a nap whenever I want!  Summer break, whaaat
Best moment this week: An entire week with my family on the beach, celebrating our anniversary, seeing dolphins, beautiful sunsets, and even a few funnel clouds...what's not to love?? 

Miss Anything?  Turkey sandwiches mostly, and sushi!  Does anyone know, is eating cooked sushi allowed?
Movement: Maybe?  I've felt a few twitchy little flutters every now and then...could've been the baby, could've been my imagination

Food cravings: Fruits.  Holy crow, tangerines are yummy.  I had no idea
Anything making you queasy or sick: Oh man...being in the ocean made me sick a few times this week.  Not in a boat or anything, just standing in it.  Now I understand how my dad feels watching any sort of mockumentary
Have you started to show yet:  Yup, this baby loves to spread out!

Gender Prediction: I'm thinking girl, but I think that's mostly because Jacob is so convinced it's a boy!  I feel like I need to balance the predictions out
Labor Signs: Nope...hopefully not for a while!
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Still off...I've been wearing my fake ring :(
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Some tears...mostly happy
Looking forward to: My 16 week appointment!  I'm secretly hoping that we'll do another ultrasound to determine the gender, but I know it's early so I won't hold my breath

Sunday, July 7, 2013

15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks
Maternity clothes? Yup. Yoga pants, pants with the stretchy tops, extra long and stretchy shirts...basically I'm in elastic heaven.
Sleep:  Good!  We've been busy busy busy so I've been sleeping like a rock at night
Best moment this week: HARRY POTTER WORLD!!!!  Oh my gosh.  Dream. Come. True.  Even just walking around the town was amazing.  I ate a chocolate frog, drank some butterbeers, ate lunch at the Three Broomsticks, walked through the corridors of Hogwarts...I'm pretty much Harry Potter now and I can honestly say that I will now die happy (hopefully long after my baby is born)

Obviously, the butterbeers were a highlight.
Miss Anything?  Having a glass of wine.  Normally when we're on vacation, I love trying a new glass of wine here and there, so I miss being able to do that now. I know technically I can, but I'm just too nervous.  Also, turkey sandwiches
Movement: Not yet

Food cravings: Fruit and chocolate, but I think the chocolate is just because I'm a human, not because I'm pregnant :)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Oh, everything.  Planes, cars, stinky smells, strong smells, brushing my teeth, chewing on gum too long, the evening...I'm hoping this ends soon
Have you started to show yet:  Gettin' bigger everyday!

Gender Prediction: Who knows...I am SO excited to find out.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Ugh.  Still off.  I had to get a fake one.  I'm hoping my fingers don't stay like this forever!!
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy!
Looking forward to: Beach time with the fam!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

14 Weeks

Folks, let me just be clear here.  If anyone is paying any attention to the dates that I'm posting on (please don't) and if you have any concept of time, you might have noticed that I'm posting erratically and super late (especially lately).  For the record, I AM writing these on time, there's just a delay in getting the photos from my camera to my computer to the blog.  Someone needs to make an app for that.  Anyway, I just want to make sure everyone knows that I am aware that one week = 7 days.  As a teacher, this is important to me.  Moving on....

How far along? 14 weeks
Maternity clothes? My mom took me shopping for maternity clothes...oh my word they are so comfortable!!! I don't know if I'll ever go back to wearing normal pants

Sleep:  I have been waking up at the most random times and then having to nap during the day...I feel like this is getting me ready for being on a baby's sleep schedule haha
Best moment this week: Celebrating my sisters...Stacy at her baby shower and Haley at her graduation party :) I had so much fun getting everything ready and spending time with the friends and family that came.  It was a really special weekend!

Stacy's shower :)

My little sister is all grown up and graduated!
Miss Anything?  Wine, although I read an article recently that said studies have actually shown that parents who occasionally had a glass of wine during pregnancy actually have kids with superior balance...mind blown
Movement: None, but my sister started feeling her baby boy kick this week...so jealous!!

Food cravings: Fruit, fruit, and more fruit!
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Any sort of strong smell, being in a car, sometimes nothing at all...I thought this was supposed to end, not be picking up steam! Haha
Have you started to show yet:  Yep

Gender Prediction:  I don't know...I don't really have a prediction this week. I just can't wait to find out!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In, but I feel like it's getting bigger which is weird haha
Wedding rings on or off? Oh my gosh, off!!! I'm so embarrassed!  I woke up in a panic in the middle of the night and could not get my ring off!! I don't know if I just had too much salt and not enough water or what, but I haven't been able to get it back on! Look how swollen it was after spending 30 minutes prying it off:

Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy
Looking forward to: Heading to Florida this weekend!!! I'm so excited for Jacob to join us!! I miss my guy :)